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Palacio Nacional de Mafra

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Address: Terreiro D. Joao V, Mafra 2640, Portugal
Phone Number: 351 26 181 75 50
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If you are in this area well worth a visit. The immensity of the palace and monastry just take your breath away. The library is just UNBELEIVABLE! The parquet floors the hunting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Martinique
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

If you are in this area well worth a visit. The immensity of the palace and monastry just take your breath away. The library is just UNBELEIVABLE! The parquet floors the hunting room etc etc.

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Woodridge, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I don't know how big Versaille is, and I don't know if this is the biggest National Palace in Portugal. But as the Catholic Kings were spreading themselves out in huge palaces, this was a big one with 1200 rooms. The two towers that form the front corners of the palace are preserved to show the king's and queen's quarters,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This palace is not only beautiful it is also absolutely huge. We stopped off on our way back to Lisbon. Definitely worth a visit.

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Bruges, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A very impressive palace from the beginning until the end. The hospital room in the chapel was something I've never seen before, the library was very impressive and very well maintained. Fantastic decorated rooms and huge. A must, not to be kipped when you are in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Was very impressed with the palace, from the beginning to the end. Impressive hospital rooms within the chapel and huge well maintained library at the end. Beautiful decorated and enormous rooms. A big recommendation from me !

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A beautiful and HUGE palace... in a small nice town. You would probably walk more than a mile inside. The best parts: the library and the birds in the courtyard.

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Almada, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

It´s huge, it´s majestic, it has beautiful gardens and you can learn a lot about the rich history of Portugal!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Everyone is mentioning the library and was the hype going to live up to it all? Oh yes. Stunning. We bought a family ticket for €6 and spent a couple of hours walking around with our 2 and 6 year old. We did not pay for a guided tour but there were plenty of staff to ask and they shared... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Our family of 5 had a private tour offered by the palace for only 78€. Kristina was excellent and fun and was able to enjoy our kids behaviour while engaging them in many wonderful facts about palace life. A real treat!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

a sumptuous palace that inspired Portuguese Nobel Prize laureate José Saramago to write his novel Baltasar and Blimunda (Memorial do Convento).

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